DESIGN 102G Design for Sustainable Futures

DESIGN 102G | Open | Semester One & Two 2024 | City Campus | 15 points

Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Design conjoint students cannot take this General Education course.


New opportunities are continually emerging in the field of design. This course introduces design as strategy, demonstrating how contemporary design practices have evolved, responded to, and influenced change. By developing a design project that responds to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, students will learn how design thinking complements current practice and expands career prospects.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyse a selection of critically recognised design solutions using research methods and evaluation techniques introduced. 
  2. Research and present a design solution in response to a given global challenge for a specific social context.
  3. Demonstrate a familiarity with design as a socio-technical phenomenon and formulate a position in relation to this.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with iteratively developing a design project while documenting a process and its evolution through successive prototypes.

Student Feedback

'The lectures were very informative and engaging. Coming from a perspective of having a little bit of previous knowledge in Design, I felt that the lectures were easy enough to understand clearly for those without design knowledge, but also interesting and informative so that those who have knowledge could still learn new things.'

'Learning about new design (and how to possibly apply that into hands–on work) and meeting real designers from the industry was most helpful for me in this course.'

'The lecturers were really supportive and helpful, they always gave feedback on my work and made sure to ask me individually if I needed any assistance.'

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